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's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill pushed by the country's socialists now goes to the senat
said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
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they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
. >>> they will respond to president barack obama's emotional appeal to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up at 615 says gun control does not degrees -- decrease homicides. >>> there is no evidence he convinced anybody to move. >>> time now 6:06, it is valentine's day and that's good news for area businesses too. live at the flower store and i know they are getting ready for a busy day claudine. >> reporter: this is just one of the vendors and we have seen people coming in ran out of here -- in and out of here all morning long. i looked up some statistics, and the women who would end their relationship if they didn't get anything for valentine's day 53%. if you want to look, second to only mother's day and roses are still everyone's favorite? >> everybody loves roses and it is the most popular commodity. >> reporter: this is one of those classic holidays that every one keeps coming back to. >> yes, everybody comes back to the red rose we are here to support it and
. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles of natural gas pi
they will still pursue cases. in. >>> in the meantime, president obama is meeting today with top nares. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas a
obama will make a major announcement about the war in afghanistan during tonight's state of the union speech. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where neighbors are brewing a battle between heritage trees and development. who will come out on top? >>> reports i've gotten the person who hit him did not even brake. >> the mother of a teenaged boy critically injured in a crash, showing her grief and frustration. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> a violent night in vallejo has police searching for suspects. one person was killed. four others wounded at a shooting at a home on humboldt street. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us where police are still on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. a very violent night last night. police say there's quite a bit of blood inside the garage that you can see behind me here. that's where they believe the victims were standing. if we pan down to the street, you can see the yellow evidence markers. 40 of them in all. most are bullet casings. we don't know if this was a
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
the sequester kicks in president obama and congress is making their case to the public about what needs to be done to stop billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. president obama visited a ship building factory today in newport news, virginia and detailed the effects of the spending cuts and warned of severe consequence esto the military and the threat of -- cons ebbs wednesdays to the military and the -- consequences to the military and job layoffs for americans. >> these are cuts that don't have to happen. >> the president supports a man by senate democrats to close tax loopholes in addition to some targeted spending cuts. however, house republicans say they've passed two bills to replace cuts to the military, air traffic control and transportation and say democrats need to compromise. >> the house has acted twice. we shouldn't have to act a third time before this senate begins to do their work. >> sequestration equals unemployment. sequestration, we don't want it. we can work here to make sure we get the job done. >> unless congress acts, $85 billion in across the board spend
. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. however some of the doctors say that could put p
for the passengers. >>> president obama will award the medal of honor to an army staff sergeant. clinton romesha is being known for his bravery. during a 13 hour fire fight eight american soldiers were killed. even after being wounded he went back into battle and recovered the bodies of fellow soldier. >>> thousands expected at a memorial service in texas for chris kyle. a decorated former navy seal and author of a navy seal. >>> ? just a few hours vice president joe biden will meet with lawmakers and police to talk about gun violence. as kyla campbell reports they are being reassured by their own party. kyla. >> reporter: yeah. pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey sent this letter to the white house just last night surging the -- urging the president. meanwhile vice president joe biden is meeting with police and lawmakers from the philadelphia area this morning at 8:00 a.m. pacific. this round table is one of several that the white house is try toggle rally police reports. proposals include a ban on assault weapons. and background checks for all gun sales. any new gun laws would have to pa
would allow nurse practitioners to diagnosis patients as a way to come ply with president obama's affordable care act. 30million americans will get health insurance under the plan in 2014. lawmakers say there won't be enough doctors to treat themselves. to treat illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure. critics worry that could jeopardize patients safety. >>> president obama and his advisors are touching up his state of the union address. he will focus on several main issues including job creation and restoring prosperity to the middle class. he is expected to unvail programs in education, infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing. he will also push for two major initiate is. he wants immigration reform which would allow 11 million illegal immigrants to become citizens and passage of much tougher gun control laws in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. one very interested person is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she will attend the speech in the house chamber. she suffered severe head trauma after getting shot back in 2011 after meeting with
, we will tell you what happened. >>> president barack obama gets ready for his state of the union address. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us, this tuesday morning february 12th, i am pam cook. steve is here, are you concerned about fog this morning? >> no, not that much, there is still more than yesterday, and we have a component which will wipe out the fog and we have upper 60s for many, and some 50s closer to the coast. here is sal. >>> coming to the willow pass grade you can see the traffic is busy and it is looking good as you drive down to the mcarthur maze, let's go to the desk. >>> police are searching for a suspect where one person was killed and four others were wounded. tara moriarty is joining us from vallejo and tara, the police are still out there? >> yes, this is the second homicide of the year and the second in just a week. you can see behind me we have the street blocked off and we have lit up the evidence markers and there are dozens of shell casings and they are spendin
that drives this country forward. >> following the state of the union address, president barack obama will travel to three different communities. the president will go to ashville north carolina on friday. >>> senator marco rubio will deliver a speech immediately after the president. senator marco rubio will deliver his address in both english and spanish and seen as another effort to attract latino voters. senator marco rubio is routinely mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. >>> they are holding a watch party for the state of the union address and it is being held in dunn hall at 6:00 p.m. and professors will hold an announcement after the speech. you can watch it right here at 6:00 and at 7:30 we will break down the president's speech and gop response with our political colleagues. >> i just got off the phone with pg&e and they say about 1,000 customers are without power in the redwood heights area in oakland and this power will be out until 8:00. i just got off the phone with a representative and that's what they told us. about 1,000 people are without power and
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >>> the obama administration is also asking the court to declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues that the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. the brief didn't address proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governors. putting in federal health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. then on monday the governors plan to meet with the president. >>> democrats no longer have super majority power in the state senate. marco rubio stepped down siting family reasons. this means democrats have 26 senate seats, that's one sort of the threshold they need to pass tax changes and override vetoes. the loss is only expected to be temporary. the district will
territories with president obama. >>> after a week-long vacation, he'll return to washington tomorrow in the face of a major budget battle. it'll kick in on friday and government officials say so too will $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts. they predict that they will be too far apart for a deal that both sides might be able to push back the sequester by agreeing to a few spending cuts. programs like medicaid and social security are exempt from the sequester, but the military operations would lose $13.5 billion. the fbi, half a billion, and nasa, $1 billion. the obama administration says that children will suffer among the most. a head start that could lose about $400 million, meaning that 70,000 children would be kicked out of the program. >>> and that sequester will be on the minds of the nation's governors when they head to the white house tonight. president obama and the first lady will hold the annual governor's dinner. right now the governors are making appearances on the talk show circuit to talk about their repercussions on the across-the-board budget cuts. gary br
away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't lo
to fierce opposition from groups and republicans. >> the obama administration is consideringing landmark administration. >> they have obtained a draft proposal from the white house. and allowed illegal immigrants to become legal permanent resident consist within eight years. there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a visa. >> it would require that they verify the status of new hire. >> new information about the murder investigation into the roth let's. they ddoscar pistorius. they found a bloody request bat until his home. he used the bat to break down the door of the bathroom where his girlfriend's was hiding or she used it in self-defense. >> pistorius and his family deny the murder charge. his friend said he called him at 4:00 telling him there had been a terrible accident. the story then said. god take me away. >> it is so important and made an impact in a positive way or negative way and just maintaining it. and just always. >> the outrage over last night's showing of the reality show featuring pistorius' girlfriend. and she record add farewell message which
: president obama wants to put an expired assault weapons ban back in place. but the nra and gun owners say no way, they support enforcing laws that are already in place and new efforts to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. vice president joe biden is meeting with lawmakers and police with the philadelphia -- from the philadelphia area next hour. the white house is trying to rally police report for new gun laws. proposals include bans. >> i think there's gonna be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area, potentially in some of the background check area but anything that hints towards some sort of national registry won't make it. >> how this gun control debate is expected to play a role in tomorrow night's state of the union address when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. video game violence is becoming a double-edged sword for marin county where game production pulls in big money. marin is home to several gaming companies and studios. the county open hopes the industry -- hopes the industry will stir growth. at the same time, individuals
, steevkamp was cremated. >>> new this morning, president obama will be holding a white house event. in fact, just 45 minutes from right now, -- from right now to pressure congress about the spending cuts to kick in march 1st. the president will be urging congress to avoid the budget cuts known as the sequester for the debt reduction plan that would include spending cuts and higher tax revenues by closing loopholes. however, republicans are insisting on a plan with spending cuts only? back here at home, first it was palo alto police doing an online outreach. this morning, city firefighters are holding their own virtual ride along. janine de la vega is live with more on this high-tech event. >> reporter: we're here at fire station 1. this is the bussest fire station in -- busiest fire station in palo alto. one of the engines and ambulances will be taking us on a virtual ride along. if you follow palo alto on twitter, right now, they have 400 followers but they are hoping to gain more. to tell us more about why they want to do this, we're joined by the deputy fire chief here. why are you doing
merge with its smaller rival officemax drove the markets up. >>> today president obama ramped up pressure on congress. surrounded by first responders, the president said that slashing funding would hurt the economy. >> this is not an abstraction. there's people who's livelihoods are at stake. their communities are going to be impacted in a negative way. >> the cuts which would trim $3.5 million over a decade are set to kick in next friday. senate leaders have proposed replacing the cuts with tax from millionaires but republicans reject any tax increase as a solution. >>> meanwhile according to our exclusive field poll the amount of registered california voters who disagree of the job congress is doing is slowly decreasing. 65% of voters say they disapprove and while they may soofia aleem -- may seem high it's actually the first time that number is over 60%. in it stark contrast here, president obama's job approval rating in california is the highest it's been since his first year in office. 62% of voters approve of the job he's doing. 5% say they had no opinion. >>> the hayward c
to leave the administration. president obama has not yet indicated who he will nominate as chu's replacement. >>> the city of oakland placed a milestone. the 77th mile of lake merritt opened in 140 years. it's all part of a plan to connect the merritt to san francisco bay. >> it's going to make in area instead of a barrier a central place where people will come. >> reporter: the money came from measure dd which was approved by oakland voters back in 2002 to complete the first phase of the project the 12th street dam, culverts and pedestrian tunnels were all removed. the next phase involves demolishing culverts underneath tenth street. the project also includes a new path way and restored marsh land along a portion of the lake merit channel. >> i think it's going to become in and of itself this whole walk is going to become a bay area destination that everybody is going to love. >> reporter: the project will also improve the water quality in lake merry. tidal flow is expected to increase by about 50%. the city of oakland is also planning a big celebration in june when the entire
1st sequestered deadline. president obama and speaker john boehner both issued warnings today about the potential impact of $85 billion enforced across the board budget cuts. speaking in virginia president obama said the cuts would leave the defense department vulnerable. >> so these cuts are wrong. they're not smart. they're not fair. they're a self-inflicted wound that doesn't have to happen. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their bleep and begins to do something. >> the strong words are apparently doing little to push either party toward a compromise. the president want it is budget cuts to come from combination of tax increases and spending cuts while republicans maintain the savings need to be made by spending cuts. >>> congress is split over a major airline merger. u.s. airways and american airlines need the government's permission to combine the companies. questioned today whether a merger would spike the price of your next airplane tick sxet if combining airlines would lead to job cuts in some ai
. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition asking president obama to make the day a national holiday. san francisco's chinatown will celebrate with a parade a week from saturday. the parade which is known for elaborate floats and costumes, dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the largest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can watch the parade right here on ktvu on february 23rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> the golden state warriors get ready to announce a major change. >>> and the highlights of last night's grammy awards, including the bay area group that came out a big winner. q >>> with the major market indexes near record highs, wall street is taking a pause today with no major economic reports being announced. stocks are modestly lower in afternoon trading. the s&p 500 ended last week at its highest level since november 2007. the dow is down 19. nasdaq down 7. s&p down 2. >>> well, apple's stock is up about 1% this noontime. a news that could soon launch a new device. the new york times says apple is testing a device that looks like a wristwa
but stable condition tonight. the names are not being released. >>> the obama administration is warning five of the bay area's municipal airports could see their operations cut if congress does not reach a deal by next week's deadline. >> we are at an airport in concord where 275 aircrafts take off and land here every day. it is all of the people that work here that guide them in and out safely. >> reporter: there may be turbulence ahead for the people who rely on buchanan field for their lively hood. >> it will be a big impact if they shutdown the towers. >> reporter: and the airports in livermore, san carlos may have their control towers shutdown if a deal is not reached by the end of next week. >> we are beginning discussions with our unions to likely close more than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with fewer than 150,000 flight opraeugs per year. >> reporter: they provide fuel, parking and other services to the planes here. the president of that company says without a control tower, air traffic would go down, corporate jets make up 80% of his business. >> it is really dange
. president obama calls hagel the defense secretary the nation needs and the leader our troops deserve. >>> what's moving. markets higher this morning? new disturbing information on the alleged gunman in the santa cruz shooting. >>> first it was the island of lanai and now larry ellison has made another important purchase in hawaii. >>> stocks up on wall street this morning helped by gains from discount retailers. 22% jump in earnings from dollar tree, showing consumers spent more at the chain stores and strong orders for factory goods suggest companies are willing to expand their production capacity. >>> taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 83 getting back to the 14,000 mark. the nasdaq up 18. s&p up 8. >>> time is 7:44. there could be drama inside and outside today's apple shareholders' meeting. outside company headquarters in cupertino security officers will hold a halle. they say apple use -- a rally. they say apple uses a security contractor trying to intimidate workers wanting to join a union. inside, shareholders will wait it see if the ceo talks about a plan that
republican in president obama's cabinet. several republicans said they will vote against him but may not be able to stop his confirmation. >>> in news of the world tonight in the middle east, syria and it's ally iran are questioning retaliation for israel's air strike. syria's civil war has caused international concern that syria's weapons could fall into the hands of extremist groups. >>> in greece, train stations were emptied because of transit worker strikes. greece had to apply for international loans to deal with their budget crisis. >>> more flooding is expected in some places tomorrow, when a river crests. about 7,000 people have been told they won't be going home any time soon. another 23,000 are isolated literally cut off by the highway water and at least six deaths have been blamed so far on all the flooding. >>> she was accused of lipsyncking at obama's inauguration. how beyonce addressed the media days before the super bowl. >>> a multi million dollars mistake that's going to cost one bay area school district. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless recei
: if confirmed hagel would be the only republican in president obama's cabinet. several republicans said they will vote against him but may not be able to stop his confirmation. >>> in news of the world tonight in the middle east, syria and it's ally iran are questioning retaliation for israel's air strike. syria's civil war has caused international concern that syria's weapons could fall into the hands of extremist groups. >>> in greece, train stations were emptied because of transit worker strikes. greece had to apply for international loans to deal with their budget crisis. >>> more flooding is expected in some places tomorrow, when a river crests. about 7,000 people have been told they won't be going home any time soon. another 23,000 are isolated literally cut off by the highway water and at least six deaths have been blamed so far on all the flooding. >>> she was accused of lipsyncking at obama's inaugu >>> at least two people are dead after a massive pile up on a highway in detroit involving 30 vehicles snow is falling but crews say the roads were salted. and in hendricks county i
that confront this country. >> the 74-year-old panetta told president obama he did not want to continue on for the president's second term because he wanted to return to his walnut ranch in monterey. >>> later today, president obama will announce his nomination for interior department secretary to replace ken salazar. reportedly, the president will nominate business executive sally jewel. she's ceo of the outdoors company rei. jewel is the first woman to be nominated for his second cabinet. president obama is expected to make a personnel announcement at 11:00 a.m. this morning at the white house. >>> it appears that lance armstrong's televised apology did not sway uncle sam. government prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of the disgraced cyclist. last month, lance armstrong confessed to oprah that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win his sixth tour de france titles. he also said he bullied his teammates to help cover up his doping. federal agents are now investigating armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation. >>> back here at home, richmond is i
threat to international peace and security. >>> president obama is set to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night before a joint session of congress. the president plans to focus on the economy. he's expected to call for more government investment in education and infrastructure while also acknowledging the need to reduce the deficit with new taxes and budget cuts. the white house also says his top priorities are the same as they have been, creating jobs and growing the middle class. >>> apple ceo tim cook is one of the invited guests. he's expected to watch the state of the union with the first lady. last year she was joined by steve jobs' widow. the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. our live coverage of the state of the union starts at 6 p.m. following ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. then at 7:30 we'll break down the president's speech and gop response with our political analyst. >>> temperatures are trending upward, but how high will they climb tomorrow? >> robbers hold up a local bank, the latest on the there is no mass-produced hum
a lawsuit that is trying trying to lock the obama administration from taking over the property rented by the harborside health sister. they filed procedures in october against harborside landlord on the grounds of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is
conviction and is not allowed to own a gun. >> president obama is holding events across the country in support of the gun violence reduction plan. this is day of action. it's the first national mobilization since the group organizing for action was launched in january. volunteers who helped president obama get elected are now trying to help him get his policies through congress. today's events include rallies phone banks and candle light vigils. here in the bay area, several events are taking place as part of the day of action. at 11:00 this morning a press conference is scheduled in front of congresswoman bash bra lee's office in oakland to avoid support for the gun violence reduction plan. at 5:00 this evening, there will be a vigil to end gun violence. that will be at the ferry terminal and then at 6:00, a candle light vigil. now meantime ktvu news went undercover to investigate the big money assault weapon business in reno. that story is coming up at 6:45. >> time is now 6:37. happening now san francisco, a student it is in at city college of san francisco. some of the students
for the government in one shape or form. >> these cuts are rock. >> president obama went to virginia country to blame it on conservative republicans. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes. >> i don't think the president is focused on finding a solution to the sequester. >> house speaker boehner criticized the president and blamed is that the democrats in memorable language. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> there is more talk of the cut's impact than of last dip ditch solutions to avert them. in washington, emilie submit, ktvu news. >> in anticipation of the budget cuts, the department of homeland security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails. defense secretary says there is only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 4,000 detention beds for 'em game huh do i pay for those. the cuts are set to take effect on friday. the effects of the sequester will also be
china is denying these accusations and meanwhile president barack obama wants you to work with the private companies and share attacks. u.s. should not go on the offensive with china. >> it should be better defense for organizations and also diplomatic pressure washington can bring to beijing on this matter. >> reporter: they did layout more on these computer hacking crimes and we will have more on this when i see you next, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> a new report claims that the shooter in the newtown connecticut massacre tried to top it in norway and law enforcement officers say the gunman saw him competing with the norway shooter who killed 77 people and they called that report speculation which the newtown connecticut shooter only killed 26 people and a final report is expected back this summer. >>> they are trying to reduce gun violence in the area and gun owners can get up to $300 in cash for each weapon turned in. the amount of money will depend on the type of firearm and personal information will not be recorded. the buy back will take place betw
from kansas city, missouri. thank you. >>> president obama warning of severe economic consequences if automatic federal government spending cut the take effect next week -- cuts take effect next week. as kyla campbell reports, next friday we could see the economy take a downturn. >> reporter: dave, congress is on break until monday. when they return to capitol hill, they will have just four days to reach a deal. meanwhile, federal civilian workers, including those in california, are learning more about possible furloughs today. the pentagon just announced a news conference at 10:00 a.m. pacific to lay out how these automatic spending cuts will affect our spending. there are about 170 federal civilian workers in california. most of them would be furloughed for up to 22 days. that's equivalent to a 20% pay cut over a six-month period. now, those furloughs would not kick in until april, even if sequestration takes effect next friday. businesses that work for the federal government would also cut back. >> that waiting and failing to spend now is what could lead to unemployment now and
in petaluma, deborah villalon ktvu news. >>> the obama administration called for the -- the legal brief usuals -- urges the court to appeal the doma vote. the voter approved ban on same- sex marriage. >>> now the south bay where santa clara county sheriff's deputies say they seized 70 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of marijuana plants. the department's marijuana agency says it uncovered the operation yesterday. deputies arrested 32-year-old tran. they say the total street value for all of the marijuana is about $600,000. >>> a bay area man who spent seven years at san quentin is enjoying his first taste of freedom tonight after a judge determined that he had been wrongfully convicted. ktvu's jana katsuyama live in oak l and and tells us he could have served the full 25 year to life sentence if it weren't for the perseverance and advocates. >> reporter: this was an emotion day for ross and his family. ross walked away at last a free man and the sun was shining. >> today is a lovely day. a lovely day. it's past a good day, it's a blessed day for me to be out here again. >> reporter: ross spe
finds 54 of those surveyed say the negotiations between president obama and congress make them feel less confident about the economy. 16% say they make them feel more confident. and 31% said they made no difference in their opinion. >>> ktvu's rita williams tells us, -- >> reporter: stewart gafney and williams got married in san francisco. >> we are legally married but our marriage grows will not be fulfilled. >> reporter: soon because republicans might tip the balance for same-sex marriage in two cases now before the supreme court. >> i really got goose bumps. >> reporter: they were original plaintiffs in a case that went before the california supreme court. then along came proposition eight banning that marriage. >> we were celebrating 27 years together next month just a week before the u.s. supreme court's historic hearing. >> reporter: the new york times reveal today that at least 75 high profile republicans including meg whitman are joining together. former utah governor john huntsman did an about face writing quote, the party of lincoln should stand with our best tradition of equal
starting monday above the 14,000 mark. president obama says our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a solid year of solid growth, more jobs, and higher wages, but that will only happen if we put a stop to self-inflicted wounds in washington. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he says businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. mr. obama suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of healthcare programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> first time in five years that the dow closed above 14,000. the industrial average had dropped to as low as 6600 in 2009. analysts credit increased consumer confidence, manufacturing, and auto sales for the recent stock market surge. >> we're moving in the right direction and compared to a lot of other countries, i think we're in a good position. >> the economy has improved, so some people have a little bit more money. what do you do with that money? you could put it in the bank, but you ea
released a photo of president obama skeet shooting. the photo was taken in august at camp david. it was released in response to people who doubted whether the president had ever gone shooting. after he told the magazine that he enjoys the sport. trs the n.r.a. responded to the photo by saying it does not erase a lifetime of sporting gun bans. >>> new this morning, the president is getting ready for the big game. president obama tweeted out this picture, showing his super bowl spirit ball in hand looking like he is about to throw one. he posted the simple message saying game day. a devoted chicago bears fan, the president has not predicted which team will win today. >>> well, it was an emotional night for football players in new orleans. we'll give you a look at this year's n.f.l. hall of fame and tell you if any bay area athletes made the cut. >> fair weather in the forecast for your sunday. coming up, what you can expect for your neighborhood. >> and we want to see those niner photos. send them the photos at ktvu.com, or you can upload them to our facebook page. let's show you
enrollments in to the program. yesterday the obama administration cited budget concerns as the reason for scaling back. the program is currently serving more than 100,000 people. they will not loose their coverage during this suspension. >>> enrollment in the federal job corp program has come to a halt. the program is at a stand still while they investigate 100 million-dollar short fall. the budget problem will prevent about 30,000 young people from getting job training this year. the program will stop taking any new enrollees until at least june 30th. >> if you are look for a job you may find one at great america. the park needs to fill thousands of jobs for this upcoming season. the park wants cashiers, parking attendants and more. about 2500 positions open and they are also looking for preformers for singers, dancer, costume characters and techs. opening day is scheduled for march 29th. >> bunnies are swarming cars in deposit very. they have been hopping under vehicles at the denver airport, they enjoy the warmth from newly parked cars and light to chew on the wiring. mechanics i
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